Snow Peas

Snow Peas

Crisp-tender pea pods, lightly salted


4 Servings


4 c fresh snow peas, washed and stringed
1 T oil
1/2 t salt


1. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.

2. Add peas and sprinkle with salt. Stir occasionally until peas are to desired tenderness (between 15 and 20 minutes).

Preparation Time: 

10-15 minutes

Cooking Time: 

15-20 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This vegetable side-dish gets only a 5/10 from me. I like snow peas and sugar snap peas, but I think they go much better in things, like stir-frys or fried rice. If I do eat them plain, I don't like them over-cooked, because they can get stringy.


Please see my review at the end of the recipe. Thanks! ~ Tammy


As you may have noticed, I tend to be pretty hard on side dishes--even good ones. Like Tammy I like snow peas but they are best in a recipe (like stir fries). We get a lot of fresh peas out of the garden and this is a great way to eat them--as long as they are cooked long enough so they are not too green tasting.

Personally, I much prefer sugar snap peas--both in dishes and as a side. But if you have snow peas give this a try.


I really like snow peas, and in my opinion this is a great way to eat them.

I (who even eats snow peas raw--straight from the garden) like these fairly undercooked with plenty of salt. The nice thing about this recipe is that it gives basic instructions and you can alter it if you like them more or less tender.

If you prefer vegetables by themselves as a side dish (like me), you will love this!


I like these better than the peas you pod and they are so much easier! This is one of my favorite side dishes! A bit of salt gives them excellent flavor. The green color also adds a nice brightness to your meal.


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